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Chalmers Johnson (1931–2010)

Chalmers Johnson was born on August 6, 1931 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Chalmers Ashby Johnson. He is known for his work on Why We Fight (2005), Superpower (2008) and Ethos (2011). He was married to Margaret Sheila Knipscheer. He died on November 20, 2010 in Cardiff-by-the Sea, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1992 The Pacific Century (Documentary) (advisor)
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 2006 Discover Taipei: The Kino Eye Man and Woman with a Movie Camera (Short) (grateful acknowledgment)
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 2011/I Ethos (Documentary)
Himself - Author, Sorrows of Empire
 2010 China: The Rebirth of an Empire (Documentary)
 2010 Standing Army (Documentary)
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 2008 Superpower (Documentary)
 2008 The End of Poverty? (Documentary)
Himself - Author & Former CIA Analyst
 2008 Speaking Freely Volume 4: Chalmers Johnson (Video documentary)
 2005 Nihonkoku kenpo the movie (Documentary)
 2005 Why We Fight (Documentary)
 2004 Preventive Warriors (Documentary)
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 2010 Democracy Now! (TV Series)
- Episode dated 22 November 2010 (2010) ... Himself

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Book: "Blowback : The Costs and Consequences of American Empire" (2001) (as Chalmers A. Johnson).

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Expert on political economies of East Asia and critic of U.S. foreign policy. Taught at the UC Berkeley and UC San Diego (1962-1992).

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